While contributors to the Playlist are lucky enough travel to film festivals around the world to cover the latest and greatest cinematic offerings, one thing we always lament is not being able to make time for retrospective screenings. With restorations becoming de rigeur at fests, it’s shame we can never carve the space in our schedules. But that doesn’t mean you shouldn’t, and indeed, the forthcoming New York Film Festival has more than a few to choose from.
Courtesy of Rialto Pictures, Alain Resnais‘ classic debut film “Hiroshima Mon Amour” has been given a new coat of paint, and if you haven’t seen it, now’s the time. The film stars Emmanuelle Riva and Eiji Okada, and follows an actress who heads to Hiroshima to make a film and winds up having an affair with a Japanese architect. And this lovely new trailer provides all the reasons you need to check out this out again or for the first time.
“Hiroshima Mon Amour” screens at NYFF and will start screening in limited release on October 17th. And be sure to check out our feature, The Essentials: 5 Alain Resnais Films You Should Know.